Rams WR Bailey critical, stable after being shot in Florida

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.

Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the authorities. Another man, Antwan Reeves, was with Bailey and was also shot in the attack Tuesday night. Three others in the car, including two minors, were not wounded, police said.

"The victims drove themselves to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment," Miami Beach police said in a statement. "Based on reports from the hospital, Bailey is in critical but stable condition awaiting surgery."

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LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 07: Strong safety Phillip Thomas #41 of the Washington Redskins is stiff armed by wide receiver Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter of a game at FedExField on December 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Wide receiver Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams (right) celebrates his third quarter touchdown with wide receiver Kenny Britt #18 (left) during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates with Tim Barnes #61 after catching a touchdown pass during a preseason NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey eludes a tackle attempt by Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson as he gains 26 yards during first quarter action on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Stedman Bailey #12 the St. Louis Rams reacts to his touchdown being called back in the 4th quarter against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams catches a pass during warm-ups prior to a game between the St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey stretches towards the end zone as he is tackled at the 1-yard line by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers in the fourth quarter on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The Cards won, 12-6. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey watches from the bench in the fourth quater of a preseason NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: St. Louis Rams football player Stedman Bailey attends 'NFL Coming Back to LA!' hosted by LA's BEST and the NFL Players Association on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 15: Keenan Lewis #28 of the New Orleans Saints tackles Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams after allowing Stedman to make a catch at the Edward Jones Dome on December 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Saints 27-16. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24: Stedman Bailey of West Virginia looks on during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Stedman Bailey attends the ESPN The Magazine 10th annual Pre-Draft Party at The IAC Building on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after Tavon Austin #1 scored an 8-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: (L-R) Tavon Austin #1 and Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers hold up a sign which reads '83%' wrong after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 29: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers runs the ball as he is chased by Micah Robinson #93 of the Syracuse Orange during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 29, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Stedman Bailey #3 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after defeating the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
West Virginia's Tyler Rader, right, celebrates with teammate Stedman Bailey after Bailey's 34-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against Maryland at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, September 17, 2011. West Virginia held off Maryland, 37-31. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
West Virginia's Stedman Bailey celebrates a touchdown catch against Louisville during the second quarter of a NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
MORGANTOWN, WV - 2011: Stedman Bailey of the West Virginia Mountaineers poses for a portrait circa 2011 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by West Virginia/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
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Police said they were looking for suspects, who had driven up in another car before shooting.

The Rams said they were aware Bailey was "involved in an incident" and that they had spoken with him.

"We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more," the team said.

Bailey went to high school in the Miami area. His is in third season with the Rams but has been suspended twice by the NFL.

Bailey, who turned 25 on Nov. 11, was a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, where he was part of a prolific wide receiving tandem with Tavon Austin, whom the Rams selected with the eighth overall pick that year.

Bailey was suspended four games this month for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He has two games remaining on the ban. He served a two-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs at the start of last season.

According to police, Bailey, Reeves and the three others were sitting in a car at about 8:45 p.m. ET Tuesday at a local residence. Another vehicle arrived and "opened fire," police said. Reeves was taken into surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Players from around the league reached out on social media shortly after reports emerged.

"Keep our brother @iamSB3 in your thoughts, prayers tonight. I don't wanna believe it," Rams defensive end Chris Long tweeted.

Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell used Twitter to send his best wishes: "prayers to my brother Stedman Bailey."

Rams punter Johnny Hekker tweeted, "Praying for guardian angels over Sted. We're with you brother."

Bailey has started three games each of the last two seasons, and this year has 12 receptions for 182 yards with one touchdown. He was fined for pulling a stunt after the lone score after using the ball as a pillow and lying down in the end zone.

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Last year, he had 30 receptions with a 14.5-yard average and one touchdown. He was among five Rams receivers who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture during player introductions before a game last December as a show of solidarity for protesters in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.

The Rams signed free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker after Bailey's second suspension. Bailey is eligible to return to the roster on Dec. 7, the day after the Rams play at Arizona.

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